Romanticism and Political Fiction|
Fall 2009 not offered
To assess the problems and concepts that taken together are considered to demarcate romanticism, this seminar will focus on a small number of novels from before, during, and after the traditional romantic period. This course will test the premise that the theory of this time often lagged behind the literature in terms of the development of abstract political and economic ideas. In addition, the particular texts for consideration in this class, from six countries and five languages, offer intriguing test cases of the frustrations and rewards of studying texts and translations.
Logical Reasoning, Writing
This will be a Service-Learning Course. Every other week, during the regular class time, the professor and students will go together to a local nursing home where they will make presentations, and perhaps lead discussion, about these books. The expectation is that this Service-Learning component will not only be a rewarding community service benefiting specific older people, but that it will also serve as an unusual way to deepen the students' understanding of these works of fiction.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Montesquieu, THE PERSIAN LETTERS
Goethe, THE SORROWS OF YOUNG WERTHER
Mary Shelley, FRANKENSTEIN
Harriet Beecher Stowe, UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
Clarin, THE REGENT'S WIFE
Lampedusa, THE LEOPARD
|Examination and Assignments: |
Reading notes every week and three papers.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
All students not in COL must take this class for a letter grade
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